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    Abstraction

    From the mid-1950s New Zealand artists at last began to confront modernist abstract art. Institutional change The environment for serious art began to change. In 1956 Peter Tomory was appointed director of the Auckland Art Gallery. He took painting seriou ...

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    Expressionism and postmodernism

    part-human figures often set in a comic-book Canterbury landscape. Jenny Dolezel used slightly bizarre ...

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    Painting of identity

    combined modernist approaches with traditional content. They range from the naïve-style images of Samoan ...

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    Into the 2000s

    Multimedia art In the 21st century it became hard to separate out painting from other forms of artistic creativity. Virtually all those who painted also made films or took photographs. In his witty portraits of himself Ronnie Van Hout used sculpture, vide ...

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    Pacific arts and artists

    The contribution of Pacific people and art to New Zealand creative arts since the 1960s has been hugely significant. In the decades after the Second World War, New Zealand became home to substantial communities from other island nations of the wider Pacif ...

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    Visual art and literature

    title font used for the Lonely Planet series of travel books, with approximately 55 million copies in ... Pacific heritage also appeared in the journal’s English-language version, and in books for children ... Zealand Book Council, http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/wendta.html (last accessed 6 March 2014). Back ...

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    Pacific music and performing arts

    The most visible contribution of Pacific artists to the New Zealand arts scene has been in performing arts such as music, dance, theatre, film and television. Music Pacific music has always been popular in the New Zealand mainstream. Pioneers from the 196 ...

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    Pacific grassroots arts

    Pacific artists, art forms and practices that fall outside mainstream New Zealand’s definitions of art have received little attention. Many well-known artists of Pacific heritage studied in art institutions, regularly exhibited their work in art galleries ...

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    Pacific arts in Auckland

    Auckland, in particular South Auckland, is the hub for Pacific arts on both a mainstream and grass-roots level. On a mainstream level it is the home of a number of annual events. From grass-roots beginnings, the fashion and entertainment show Style Pasifi ...

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    Public art

    Public art is any form of art that is located in a public space outside galleries or museums. It is usually outdoors, but can also be in public areas within buildings and institutions like universities and hospitals. It can be part of structures such as b ...

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